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2009 Lada Kalina vs. 1982 Lada Niva

To start off, 2009 Lada Kalina is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1982 Lada Niva. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1982 Lada Niva would be higher. At 1,595 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Lada Kalina is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1982 Lada Niva (76 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 18 more horse power than 2009 Lada Kalina. (58 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1982 Lada Niva should accelerate faster than 2009 Lada Kalina. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1982 Lada Niva weights approximately 70 kg more than 2009 Lada Kalina. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1982 Lada Niva is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Lada Kalina. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1982 Lada Niva will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Lada Kalina (120 Nm @ 2500 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1982 Lada Niva. (110 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2009 Lada Kalina will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1982 Lada Niva.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Lada Kalina 1982 Lada Niva
Make Lada Lada
Model Kalina Niva
Year Released 2009 1982
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 1451 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 58 HP 76 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 120 Nm 110 Nm
Torque RPM 2500 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1080 kg 1150 kg
Vehicle Length 4050 mm 3730 mm
Vehicle Width 1710 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1510 mm 1650 mm
Wheelbase Size 2480 mm 2210 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L 43 L


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